Alasdair Gold has dropped an update on the future of Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min.
In a recent post on Twitter, the football.london journalist revealed that, should Antonio Conte’s side have missed out on a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, Liverpool were set to launch an offer for the 29-year-old winger in the summer transfer window.
In his tweet, Gold said: “Another bonus of Son’s goals and Conte leading Spurs to fourth place is that I understand it stopped Liverpool from making a big summer bid to test Tottenham’s resolve to keep the South Korean star. I can’t believe they would have accepted it anyway.”
Considering just how important a part of the Spurs side Son undoubtedly is, the news that Liverpool do not look as if they are set to make an offer for the South Korea international this summer is sure to have left the Tottenham faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 35 Premier League appearances this season, the £72m-rated forward was in the form of his life, scoring a remarkable 23 goals, registering nine assists and creating ten big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.5 shots making, 2.1 key passes and completing 1.5 dribbles per game.
These returns saw the £140k-per-week talent average a quite breathtaking SofaScore match rating of 7.50, not only ranking him as Conte’s best performer in the league but also as the third-best player in the division as a whole.
Furthermore, with an astonishing 19 of these goals and eight of the assists coming in the 29-year-old’s 26 Premier League outings under the management of the Italian head coach, it is clear to see just how crucial Son will be to the 52-year-old’s plans heading into the 2022/23 campaign.
As such, the news that Jurgen Klopp’s defeated Champions League finalists do not look as if they will be offering the South Korean what would certainly have been a tempting offer of a move to Anfield this summer is undoubtedly fantastic news for both Conte and supporters of the club alike.